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Home Maintenance Tips for Spring Cleaning

Home Maintenance Tips for Spring Cleaning

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Spring has sprung in the DFW area – well, Texas’ version of spring, that is. It really is one of the most wonderful times of the year – with the trees and flowers blooming, the warming temperatures, and summer on the horizon – what could be better? With the great weather, now is the perfect time to refresh your home for the spring season, while also completing some routine home maintenance projects. Take a look at our home maintenance tips to keep your home in tip-top shape:

Monthly (or Quarterly) Home Maintenance
  • Clean the furnace to remove any dust build-up
  • Check the water softener and replenish salt (if necessary)
  • Clean faucet aerators and showerheads to remove any mineral deposits
  • Inspect tub and sink drains for debris; unclog, if necessary
  • Inspect fire extinguisher for adequate pressure and wear
Spring Maintenance Checklist
  • Inspect roof – look for missing, loose, or damaged shingles and leaks
  • Change the air-conditioner filter
  • Clean window and door screens
  • Polish wood furniture and dust light fixtures
  • Refinish the deck (if you have one)
  • Power-wash windows, sidings, sidewalks and decks
  • Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts
  • Replace the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Inspect sink, shower, and bath caulking for deterioration
  • Vacuum lint from the dryer vent
  • Flush out water heater to remove accumulated sediment
  • Regrout or recaulk tile (as necessary) throughout entire home (flooring, bathroom, backsplash, etc.)
  • Inspect garage door and add lubricant, as necessary, for free travel
  • Check plumbing throughout the home for leaks
  • Clear out dead plants and shrubs around the house
  • Trim the trees near power lines
  • Clean grill and patio furniture
  • Fertilize and mow the lawn
  • Plant low-maintenance flowers and plants around the yard

Performing these monthly and spring home maintenance projects ensures your home stays in tip-top shape. Do you have any questions about any of these home maintenance projects? Give us a call; we would be happy to provide guidance!